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ArtiVasc3D

Artificial vascularised scaffolds for 3D-tissue regeneration

Artificial vascularised scaffolds for 3D-tissue regeneration

The generation of artificial tissue has long been the focus of medical research. One of the biggest challenges has been to create multi-layer tissue structures designed to enable the diffusion of nutrients for surrounding cells in a similar manner to natural tissue. Different technologies will be combined in this project to develop a process capable of engineering blood vessels in an artificial scaffold system These vascularized scaffolds will be populated with autologous cells in order to enable the formation of  a vascularized multi-layered skin substitute. This artificial skin will be used as an in vitro test system – for example to reduce the number of animal experiments – and as a transplant in vivo.


MedUni Vienna Researchers

The MedUni Vienna is project partner under the leadership of Ass.-Prof.in Dr.in med. Maike Keck, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery.

Ass.-Prof.in Dr.in med. Maike Keck

Head of Project

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Surgery.


Consortium

Project coordinator: Dr.-Ing. Arnold Gillner, Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT, Aachen, Deutschland

Project partners: 16


Facts

TopicFP7-NMP-2010-Large-4
Project Duration01.11.2011-31.10.2015
Funding Volume, total10.523.108,60 €
Funding Volume, Medical University of Vienna557.649,60 €
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Dietmar Georg

Projectwebsite

The generation of artificial tissue has long been the focus of medical research. One of the biggest challenges has been to create multi-layer tissue structures.
Learn more on the official projectwebsite

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